The best online alternatives to supermarket delivery
Can’t get a supermarket delivery slot? Don’t fancy popping to the shops? Or perhaps you’re just not in a position to. We’ve collated a great list of online delivery alternatives that mean you can shop from the safety and convenience of your own home.
This food wholesaler also offers their services to the general public, with branded groceries as well as cleaning and household products. JJ Foodservice provide home delivery or collection from their 11 branches throughout the country.
M&S through Deliveroo
From essentials like bread and milk, to luxuries like wine and pizza for movie night, M&S and Deliveroo can help you with their contactless delivery. Available through the Deliveroo app – just enter your delivery address, search M&S and get shopping. They also offer free delivery when you spend £10 or more.
Waitrose Rapid same-day delivery
With Waitrose Rapid you can choose up to 25 items and get them delivered to your door on the same day. A £10 minimum spend and £5 delivery charge does apply, though Waitrose have recently tripled the number of slots available in response to Coronavirus, so it could well be worth the premium.
Isolate London (UK wide)
If you’re in need of those lockdown household essentials like toilet roll, toiletries and cleaning products, then Isolate London offers affordable Isolation Packs delivered to your door, wherever you are in the UK. They offer a small selection of food and drink options too – such as water, teabags and vegetable boxes.
Morrisons food boxes
Although ordering groceries from major supermarkets like Morrisons is tricky at the moment, they currently have a good availability of food boxes containing essentials. These include vegetarian and meat-eater boxes, as well as speciality Ramadan boxes and ready-to-eat meals, and they range from between £30 and £45 per box.
If you pay for Amazon Prime, you should take a look at getting your everyday essentials from Amazon Pantry . You may experience slightly longer than usual delivery times at the moment, but if you plan ahead that shouldn’t be a problem. First Choice Produce
Fine dining needn’t be off the menu during lockdown. First Choice Produce normally service the hotel and restaurant industry in London, but are now delivering fresh fruit and veg to households across Central London, Greater London and a few locations outside of London, for a small delivery charge.
Want to reduce your waste while you’re at home? Recipe boxes are great because they only deliver what you need. There are many great recipe box companies out there; two of our favourites are HelloFresh and Mindful Chef. Both allow you to choose the meals you want to make and deliver the fresh ingredients direct to your door.
Local farm deliveries
If the supermarkets are letting you down, a lot of local suppliers are also delivering. Farmdrop cover customers in the London area, while Fresh Farm Deliveries deliver to West Yorkshire. The easiest way to find somewhere near you is to type ‘farm delivery near me’ into a search engine.
With all these great home delivery alternatives, there really is no reason to worry about getting the essentials during lockdown.
Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.
- SMARTY Team
- April 28th, 2020